Curfew is back in Abu Dhabi, new rules to enter the emirate

You will only be able to leave your home in emergency situations.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee launches the National Sterilisation Programme from Monday 19 July, AD Media recently tweeted.

The move is part of efforts to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

It was reported that sterilisation will take place daily between midnight and 5am, during which times, the movement of traffic and the public will be restricted and there will be no transportation services.

People must remain home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine.

Anybody who does need to leave their home for emergencies must apply for a movement permit from Abu Dhabi Police.



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Abu Dhabi Media Office also tweeted that Abu Dhabi has approved new entry requirements for Abu Dhabi starting from 19 July, the first day of the Eid Al Adha public holidays.

The tweet pointed out that the committee approved allowing entry to the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result and within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI result.




Those entering via PCR must take a PCR test on day four of entry for those staying four days or more, and take an additional PCR test on day eight for those staying eight days or more.

Those entering via DPI must take a PCR test on day three of entry for those staying 48 hours or more, and take an additional PCR test on day seven for those staying seven days or more.

A DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi consecutive times. The procedures apply to all vaccinated and non-vaccinated citizens and residents.

It is not clear at this point if the new rules will be relaxed after the Eid holiday!

Please stay safe and follow the rules!

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